I am lucky enough to still have both parents alive. Mom will be 73 in just a week and is in very good health. Dad will be 78 in May and is not in such good health but still not too bad. I fell very lucky to still have both of them and for both of them to still be living on their own, with no help needed from any of us. I try to see them a couple times a month and talk to them a couple times a week.
I'm sorry you lost your Mum so young Jeremy. I know that I have needed my Mom for many things in my life and she is such a good person that I feel her influence on me all the time.
Synnie7 January 2008 at 7:52amPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
My mum died last year, with 80, but we did not have much from here the last years.
Yet she was my mum and lived through difficult times and there still is enough to thank her.
In my case it was my dad that died far too early, but not as early as your mum, Jeremy.
We dod not celebrate their birthdays though, but are keeping them in good memory.
Thus I understand your nice remembrance!
My Sympathy and good wishes!
I absolutely agree ? the birthdays are tough ones to watch pass.
With my Dad passing the previous year and my Mom 3 years before that they both would have been 89 this year. Since them both being gone I kinda have lost that feeling of being a child in my heart ? the magic of having some to show my kids report card, their drawings and my home grown veggie?s for their delight. Luckily I had UP to comfort my heart in my their loss. My wife?s family is huge - she is one of 10 children - bless them all they are all alive as well as her parents whom will both be 89 this year.
Somehow her parents now hold me as my parents did ? I love her family but it is hard to go to holidays missing my parents so.
It all goes so quick - so hold a hand ? forgive someone ? help someone who needs you.
Love everyone as I love you all.
t.b.7 January 2008 at 4:24pmPosts: 2365 (8 today)Status: offline
L O V E I S B E S T !!!
Pat Parker9 January 2008 at 2:20pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Hi there, Jeremy,
I also want to extend my empathy to you on missing your mom on her birthday. I, too, have lost many signigicant people in my life - both of my parents, my eldest brother (a very tough one to endure, indeed) and my brother-in-law (another tough one because it was sudden and seemed so unlikely to happen).
I want to share with you some things about my mom and how I miss her and celebrate her . . . my mom would be 82 on February 13th (the same birthday as our hero, PG) and she passed away just 8 days prior to her 79 birthday (on February 5, 1995) - although I don't feel as if I think of her daily, I do believe she is still with me daily. I now dream of her almost every night and they're not dreams of her being deceased, they're just dreams that she is in (her "presence" is known, even if I don't see her in the dream). I think it is okay to remember a person's birthday and as said in a previous post - it is a very heavy feeling to remember the birthday of someone who is no longer here. So, I think that for you to acknowledge your mother on her day is beautiful . . . and look how many other people have now thought about her. . . you did a good thing, in my opinion.
All the best to you and your family during this time.
Kind regards to all,
Randomized9 January 2008 at 4:11pmPosts: 96 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm deeply sorry for all whose parents are gone, and I wish the others to remain for a while!
My Mum is 36 and Dad 37 :-]
Cosmo Nomad9 January 2008 at 11:09pmPosts: 141 (0 today)Status: offline
Oh my GOD. . . even if this is a sad Thread;
i could really be your Grandad (like PG also).
Music keeps our souls forever young, Grandchild!
("Battle of Eppingforest" is playing right now in the Back)